Addressing reporters after meeting with Russian nuclear officials in Kyiv on 21 January, Yekhanurov said that the Ukrainian government does not want the controversy to heighten.
Ukrainian officials on 13 January took possession of a Russian-manned lighthouse at a commercial port, in Yalta.
Moscow says the raid contravened a 1997 agreement relating to the stationing of the Russian Black Sea Fleet in Crimean ports.
Kyiv argues that all navigational facilities in the Crimea belong to Ukraine's central government.
(ITAR-TASS, Unian, 5-iy Kanal)